3SR allows 3000GT Spyder owners to show off their cars and to allow the world to see this limited edition 3000GT with a Retractable Hardtop.
We have pages dedicated to each year and model with production order numbers, photos, manufacture dates, exterior and interior color codes, option codes, including date and location of the first CarFax record.
In 1965 Heinz Prechter founded American Sunroof Corp. (ASC) in a two-car garage. Prechter wowed the automotive press with his conversion of the 3000GT into the Spyder, North America's first retractable hardtop convertible since the 1959 Ford Skyliner.
No memories of Prechter are complete without the stories of his love for cars and his fast driving. His arrest in 1997 for doing 110 mph in a 45 mph zone in his 3000GT Spyder VR4 on Allen Road in Southgate, MI made big news. He pleaded guilty to careless driving and expressed remorse, but he reportedly told the officer the reason he was driving so fast was that it was “a beautiful day and a beautiful car.”
Press Releases and History, from the beginning, of the 3000GT Spyder's ups and downs.
The 30th Tokyo Motor Show
October 22 - November 5, 1993
Mitsubishi introduced the 3000GT Spyder that will be ready for market launch within the next 1-2 years.
Automotive News | January 10, 1994
Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Inc. will introduce a Spyder VR-4 version of its 3000GT sports car in the 1995 model year.
All brand new 3000GT Spyder's came with this VHS recording of the hard top operation and maintenance tips.
Mitsubishi delivered this VHS recording in a Spyder Owner's box, the size and shape of a shoebox including many other items.
From 1995 to 1996 ASC built the limited production 3000GT Spyder at their Rancho Dominguez assembly plant in California.
3000GT Spyder Concept Car at the 1993 Tokyo Motor Show.
This video introduces the 1995 Mitsubishi Spyder and also shows the Ford Fairlane Skyliner, the first retractable hard top!
Part of the 3000GT Spyder Technical Highlights training video for Mitsubishi dealership technicians.
Part One from the 3000GT Spyder Technical Highlights video. Part of the R28 Spyder Technical Training conducted by ASC in Cypress, CA from January 7-10, 1997.
Part Two from the 3000GT Spyder Technical Highlights video for technicians at the Mitsubishi dealerships.
Part Three from the 3000GT Spyder Technical Highlights video for Mitsubishi dealership technicians.
Part Four from the 3000GT Spyder Technical Highlights video for Mitsubishi technicians.